BitVice MPEG2 Encoder
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Compress your movies into MPEG2 elementary video streams.   Updater ($448.00)
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BitVice MPEG2 Encoder uses the latest technology and science to compress your movies into MPEG2 elementary video streams. The video streams produced by BitVice are MPEG2 compliant, and as such, they can be mounted in any compliant DVD authoring or multiplexing tool. The BitVice is a stand-alone software and makes use of QuickTime features when it comes to reading the movie you want to compress. Limitations in this trial version:
  • Restricted to 500 frames sequences (20 sec PAL or 17 sec NTSC)
  • Cannot handle input media totally deprived of motion
What's New
Version 2.9.8:
  • Manual (Users Guide) integrated with menu
  • Overall improvements, faster
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later






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Parkerbennett commented on 14 Jun 2010
It would be great to see some newer comments or reviews. Latest are from 2005!
[Version 2.9.6]

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DevTools-Inc. commented on 20 Aug 2010
MPEG-2 is obsolete. No one uses it in the industry.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Sep 2005
I have been authoring a large number of DVD's from a variety of video sources using FCP and DVDSP. I have consitently encountered problems with the QT compressor and using Compressor itself. Upon purchasing BV 1.6 I am more than impressed. It always works and is rock solid! I can have 5 versions of it running at the same time on the same machine and go about my daily business using any other programs at the same time. I have encoded about 20 or so 30 min clips with great results. Never any problem. Well worth the price. It is a bit slow, but who cares. I put it on at night and will batch encode 5 or 10 clips at a time and when I get up, they are done. I am running this on a DP 1.8, 2 GB of RAM and 10.4.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jan 2005
I found it to be really good with a clear manual and better than either the quicktime encoder or the dnd studio pro encoder for the Macintosh
[Version 1.5.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
Just ran a test comparing Bitvice 1.5.1 and Compressor (shipped with DVDSP3) running on a dual G5 with 2mb RAM.

First off, Bitvice was noticably slower on my G5...don't know how other folks who claim it's faster are getting those results.

The quality of the compression was flat out horrible...encoding at the same bitrates as Compressor, Bitvice output was soft on all edges, and layered effects that were brought in as backgrounds (footage was shot on green screen and composited) were completely unviewable.

If this were freeware, it would be overpriced...couldn't delete it from my hard drive fast enough...
[Version 1.5.1]

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Anonymous commented on 05 Apr 2005
umm... it says optimised for the G4.

So I guess it's made with the people who can't/haven't upgraded to a G5 processor yet in mind.

rtfm.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Dec 2003
When I register to receive the download instruction I get a message that says "Please enter a more valid email address!". I *did* enter a valid email address. If your registration is this lame I can just imagine what your software is like. I'll pass on this one, tyvm.
[Version 1.3.6]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Dec 2003
OK - I finally got a copy of Bitvice (in spite of the website claiming my email address wasn't valid). Tried to encode a small avi file to m2v. At the end of the first pass, it quit, and left me with an .m2v file of zero length. No message, no nuthin. I have to give it zero stars. Just as I figured.
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Anonymous commented on 14 Jan 2004
The cracked version of bitvice do abort!!! after the first pass. Sorry pale.
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Anonymous commented on 12 Apr 2004
What are you doing encoding a small .avi to MPEG2? This software is the best MPEG2 encoding software for OSX. Usually you use a quicktime compliant file with BitVice such as a DV NTSC 720x480. This would be a resoultion you would encode for DVD (720x480), or even SVCD (480x480). I use BitVice every week, even right as we speak with no problems.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Dec 2003
Version 1.3.5 & 1.3.6 crashes after the the first pass, latest version that works for me is 1.3.4.

G5 1.8 Single
Panther
PAL
[Version 1.3.6]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Jan 2004
AHA! You are using the cracked version!
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Dec 2003
You have to provide a valid email address just to get the demo. Okay, so I do that. Now I get it downloaded and the installer hangs without fail. I go to the site to get support but you have to register to even look for support in their forum.
They certainly make it a pain to use their software.
[Version 1.3.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2003
Does anyone offer an encoding _service_ (online, or a place like Kinko's)?

I'd like to encode -- better than I can with Apple's software -- a few small files. But I'd rather pay to use the software than own it, it's priced for commercial/business users who can make money with it.

(I found I can do little stereo movies successfully with two firewire cameras and EvoCam v3, on the Powerbook; a couple of
[Version 1.3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jul 2003
1.3.1 - simply the best encoder out there.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2003
This demo version transforms the previous versions of bitvice into demo mode, throughout the whole network.
There is NO WAY BACK to a fully functional version.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Updater
Date:09 Jun 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $448.00
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BitVice MPEG2 Encoder uses the latest technology and science to compress your movies into MPEG2 elementary video streams. The video streams produced by BitVice are MPEG2 compliant, and as such, they can be mounted in any compliant DVD authoring or multiplexing tool. The BitVice is a stand-alone software and makes use of QuickTime features when it comes to reading the movie you want to compress. Limitations in this trial version:
  • Restricted to 500 frames sequences (20 sec PAL or 17 sec NTSC)
  • Cannot handle input media totally deprived of motion


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